Welcome to Raider SoftballThis spring, Scarsdale High School will field two Softball teams:
- Varsity is for the top softball players, who demonstrate the strongest skills and abilities, regardless of grade-level.
- JV is for freshmen and sophomores to develop their skills and capabilities to give them the best chance to move up to the Varsity level.
Gold CardsSubmit all Gold Card paperwork to the SHS Nurse before February 25, 2019 to insure that the Gold Card can be issued prior to the start of tryouts.TryoutsTryouts begin on March 4, 2019 and players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found atTryouts will take place at Scarsdale High School, either on the field or in the High School Gyms for Varsity and JV from March 4, 2019 to March 6, 2019. Times will be determined by field availability and weather conditions.Teams will be decided and communicated on March 6th.Players are expected to be present at all tryout sessions. Missing sessions will be incorporated into the coach's evaluation of players for the Varsity team.Tryouts consist of assessments of individual softball skills. Players will be evaluated based upon a rubric encompassing the following: Speed, footwork, throwing strength, throwing accuracy, fielding, hitting for power, hitting for contact and Softball IQThe coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism.Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff.
Preseason PracticeTeam practices begin on Monday, 3/7/19. A Google calendar will be shared with the team and parents listing the practice and game times and dates.Varsity Practice:Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm-5:30 pmSaturday - Practice may varyJV Practice:Until Supply Field is open, practice is from Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm-7:15 pmOnce Supply Field is open, practice is from Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Softball is a commitment of about 2.5 hours per day, 6 days a week and occasional Saturday games and competitions. It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, scrimmages, practices, games and tournaments.
The regular season ends in late May for both teams.
Varsity is then eligible for post-season play.
For additional information please contact:
Kevin Carrigan: firstname.lastname@example.org